Welcome, Thrill-seekers, to the weekly wonder that is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, the SF anthology that’ll fuse your diodes through sheer zarjazosity!

Joining Brink, Hope, Defoe and The Fall of Deadworld this prog is the start of new Judge Dredd tale The Harvest from the Carroll and Percival droids — expect bodyhorror aplenty in this serial-killer thriller as we ratchet up the autumnal momentum, the ghafflebette line-up of stories all racing towards the end of the year!

Talking of finales, don’t miss the circuit-scorching concluding chapters of both Anderson, Psi-Division: The Dead Run and Diamond Dogs in this month’s Megazine, which is on sale right now.

Add to that a complete Dredd story by Rory McConville and Ian Richardson, a Tale From the Black Museum by Laura Bailey and Brian Corcoran, and the penultimate part of The Returners, plus chats with former editorial bot Steve MacManus about his new novel The SheerGlam Conspiracy, set in the world of 1970s comics publishing, and Dr Julia Round, author of the just released Gothic For Girls, an academic examination of the Misty phenomenon, and it’s another heaving package of cosmic magnificence — all for a mere £5.99!

2000 AD Prog 2158 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps! Don’t forget that if you buy an issue of 2000 AD in the first week of its release then postage in the UK is free!

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Michael Carroll (Script) Nick Percival (Art) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. With the populace crammed into vast city blocks, unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — a zero-tolerance police force empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

HOPE // UNDER FIRE – Part Nine

Guy Adams (Script) Jimmy Broxton (Art) Ellie De Ville (Letters)

An alternate 1940s USA. WWII is over, victory having been secured by occult means. Now, magic is a part of everyday life, its practitioners commonplace. Mallory HOPE is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a private investigator, hired for all manner of down n’ dirty jobs, and now his services have taken him to New York, where he’s been manipulated by Alberto Modi…

BRINK // HATE BOX – Part Nine

Dan Abnett (Script) I. N. J. Culbard (Art) Simon Bowland (Letters)

The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. But life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, with many spilling over into madness. Now, HSD cop Bridget Kurtis is investigating what looks like a gang-related mass-kill…


Pat Mills (Script) S. K. Moore (Art) Ellie De Ville (Letters)

London, 1668. It is two years since the city was devastated by the Great Fire. From the ashes rose the undead, hungry for the flesh of the living. Protecting the populace are zombie hunters like Titus DEFOE, a former Leveller, whose mission is to rid the capital of the ghouls. Now, he’s discovered that the entity Irdonozur is seeking to escape Earth and return to the moon — and it’s been smuggled upon the Britannia rocketship…


Kek-W (Script) Dave Kendall (Art) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)

The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming, and creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. While the survivors attempt to resist the undead horde, the neighbouring Soviets have seen the chaos as an ideal time to launch an attack on their enemies…